Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.

Hunt, Joseph

Marine who arrived in Sydney on the Charlotte in the First Fleet. On 20 March 1789, in exchange for a pardon, Hunt told authorities all he knew about the gang organsing thefts from the Government Stores. On 27 March 1789, his co-conspirators James Baker, James Brown, Richard Lukes, Thomas Jones, Luke Haines (or Haynes) and Richard Askew (or Asky) – were hanged. Hunt was transferred to the Sirius and went to Norfolk Island, and returned to England on the Gorgon in 1791.

Arrived Sydney
Departed Sydney
1787 - 1788
Jun 1789 - 1790
1791 - 1792